year 5 (Basquiat class)

Class Teacher: Ms Dunkerley

ETA: Mrs Fisher


Welcome to Year Five’s page!

Here you can find out about what we are getting up to in class and some useful information to help with learning at home.

Our class artist is Jean-Michel Basquiat:


Children read daily in class and 1-1 with an adult at least once a week. Staff will constantly monitor and assess that your child is reading books at an appropriate level. We check Reading Records and change home reading books on Thursdays. Please read with your child at home regularly - your child can earn Dojos when their reading record has been signed!

We are often asked whether there are any books which we can recommend for pupils. The website: shows lots of good choices for individual year groups. 




Log in to Spelling Shed to practise weekly spelling patterns:

Please find below the Year 3 and 4/Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling list. These are words that the children should aim to spell correctly in their written work. They will not necessarily be on the weekly spelling lists as these link to particular spelling patterns which are being taught in class.


Following on from their work during lockdown, White Rose have continued to produce home learning, which will support the teaching in school. You can find it here.


Below is the White Rose Maths overview which provides a guide for the concepts we will be learning throughout the year.


Our science topic during Autumn 2 is Light. You can find the knowledge organiser below:


Our PE day is Friday however we also go swimming on Thursdays. Please ensure that your child has a kit in school on these days and that it is washed regularly. Where possible, we will be outside so please include suitable, warm clothes.


Growth Mindset

We try to keep a growth mindset towards our learning:

Skelmanthorpe Academy

Elm Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9DZ

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